Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course

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NSFC 2020 AdThe Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course is a 10-part live and interactive online course that provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition support therapy. The course includes topics on malnutrition, neonatal nutrition, and acid base (back by popular demand!), making it more comprehensive than ever before.
The course can be used as a tool for helping you identify personal knowledge gaps to further identify future areas of learning. Additionally, if you are preparing for a certification exam, this course is a perfect complement to your preparation. Plus, earn up to 14 valuable CE credits! Don’t miss this invaluable nutrition support-focused course!

The 2020 course is scheduled for July 21 – September 9. A course overview is listed below. Click on the topic titles or scroll down on this page to view the individual session details.  


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Tuesday, July 21 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET PN and Home PN 
Supported by Fresenius Kabi
Monday, July 27 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Test Taking Tips
Nutrient Deficiencies 
Malnutrition Assessment
Tuesday, August 4 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET Fluids & Electrolytes
Tuesday, August 11 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET Critical Care
Statistics
Monday, August 17 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET EN and Home EN
Thursday, August 20 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET GI Disorders & Ethics
Wednesday, August 26 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET EN and PN Access
Monday, August 31 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Pediatric Nutrition Support
Wednesday, September 2 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Neonatal Nutrition Support 
Supported by Mead Johnson Nutrition
Wednesday, September 9 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Acid Base

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Assess personal knowledge of nutrition support and identify areas requiring further study for the nutrition support specialty certification examination or other professional growth.
  2. Review core nutrition support topics including GI disorders, nutrition assessment, parenteral nutrition, and enteral nutrition.
  3. Highlight specialty areas of nutrition support such as pediatric nutrition support, home care, critical care, and fluids and electrolytes.
 

Course Dates, Topics, and Faculty

Please note the dates and times for each individual session, as they may vary from week to week depending on faculty availability.

Parenteral Nutrition (PN) and Home PN
Tuesday, July 21
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

PN and Home PN 

  1. Identify current indications for parenteral nutrition
  2. Discuss parenteral formula and admixture design
  3. Evaluate components of parenteral nutrition monitoring and management
  4. Identify key safe practice issues related to parenteral nutrition
Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP
Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Department of Pharmacy, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Moderator: Brandee Grenda, MBA, RD, LDN, CNSC, CLC, NASM-CPT-CES, Clinical Nutrition Manager III, Sodexo at Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL  
CE Credit: 1.5 hours
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-121-L04-P

Supported by

Fresenius Kabi


Test Taking Tips, Nutrient Deficiencies, Malnutrition Assessment
Monday, July 27
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (2.0 Hours)
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

Test Taking Tips

  1. Apply study and test taking tips
Toni Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC
Senior Clinical Infusion Nurse, Home Infusion Pharmacy, Center for Connected Care, Cleveland Clinic, Independence, OH

Nutrient Deficiencies

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of potential nutrient deficiencies  
  2. Discuss potential etiologies of nutrient deficiencies
  3. Determine the best method for measuring nutrient status
Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND
Assistant Professor of Practice; Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Malnutrition Assessment

  1. Define the etiology approach to malnutrition assessment and the consensus derived diagnostic characteristic
  2. Describe application of the diagnostic malnutrition characteristics
Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN
Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN; Nutrition
Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH
Moderator: Toni Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC
CE Credit: 2 hours
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-122-L04-P
 

Fluids and Electrolytes
Tuesday, August 4
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

Fluids and Electrolytes

  1. Assess fluid and electrolyte needs of a patient
  2. Develop a therapeutic plan for fluid and electrolyte requirements
  3. Prevent and manage complications of fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
    Ezra Steiger, MD, FACS, FASPEN 
    Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Nutrition Support Team, Intestinal Rehab and Transplant Program, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
    Moderator: Jennifer Lester, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, CNS, Senior Pediatric Dietitian, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-123-L04-P

    Critical Care and Statistics
    Tuesday, August 11
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    Critical Care

    1. Describe the factors associated with malnutrition in critical illness
    2. Outline key points from the 2016 Society for Critical Care Medicine / ASPEN guidelines 
    3. Discuss implications of recent publications since the 2016 guidelines

    Statistics

    1. Explain the differences in various types of medical literature to form clinical recommendations  
    2. Identify statistical techniques for incorporating literature evaluation in clinical decisions  
    3. Describe the difference between a p-value and confidence interval 
    Beth Taylor DCN, RDN-AP, CNSC, FCCM

    Research Scientist, Department of Research for Patient Care Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
    St. Louis, MO 

    Moderator: Sara Glanz, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Corporate Dietitian, Dietitians On Demand, Bowling Green, KY
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-124-L04-P

    Enteral Nutrition (EN) and Home EN
    Monday, August 17
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    EN and Home EN

    1. Identify appropriate candidates for enteral nutrition support
    2. Create an enteral nutrition support therapy plan incorporating safe practices and evidenced based research for inpatients and outpatients
    3. Describe enteral nutrition support therapy complications, prevention, and potential treatment
    4. Summarize methods for patient education
    Lisa Epp, RDN, CNSC, LD

    Advanced Practice I Dietitian, Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; Assistant Professor of Nutrition, College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Moderator: Laura Gearman MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN                   
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-125-L04-P

    Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders & Ethics
    Thursday, August 20
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 hours)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    GI Disorders

    1. List the indications and contraindications for enteral and parenteral nutrition in specific disease states  
    2. List common nutritional deficiencies that can occur from GI losses due to various diseases
    3. Develop strategies for nutrition support of patients with GI diseases 

    Ethics

    1. Discuss ethical issues related to nutrition support

    Donald Kirby, MD, FACP, FACN, FACG, AGAF, CNSC, CPNS, FASPEN
    Director, Center for Human Nutrition; Medical Director, Intestinal Transplant; Professor of Medicine, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

    Moderator: Carol J Rollins, MS, RD, PharmD, CNSC, BCNSP, Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-126-L04-P

    Enteral Nutrition (EN) and Parenteral (PN) Access
    Wednesday, August 26
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    EN and PN Access

    1. Differentiate enteral and parenteral access routes and device
    2. Identify key factors of access device selection
    3. Recognize, prevent and treat access device complications
    Toni Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC
    Senior Clinical Infusion Nurse, Home Infusion Pharmacy, Center for Connected Care, Cleveland Clinic, Independence, OH
    Moderator: Rebecca Busch, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-127-L04-P

    Pediatric Nutrition Support
    Monday, August 31
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (1.0 Hour)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    Pediatrics

    1. List the primary components of a nutrition assessment for a pediatric patient
    2. Identify the different types of infant and pediatric formulas and their recommended uses 
    3. Define the nutrient needs of a pediatric patient receiving nutrition support
    4. Identify indications for parenteral and enteral nutrition support
    Elizabeth Bobo, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

    Pediatric Clinical Dietitian, Department of
    Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Nemours
    Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

    Moderator: Elizabeth Toushin, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, FAND, Senior Director, Food & Nutrition, LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    CE Credit: 1 hour
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-128-L04-P

    Neonatal Nutrition Support
    Wednesday, September 2
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (1.0 Hour) 
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY
    Neonatal Nutrition Support  
    1. Identify the nutritional requirements of the neonate and indications for parenteral nutrition (PN)
    2. Discuss neonatal requirements for macronutrients and micronutrients used in neonatal PN  
    3. List key compounding challenges in neonatal PN
    4. Evaluate the role of human milk as the source of optimal enteral nutrition in the neonate
    Mary Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS

    Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH

    Moderator: Carol J Rollins, MS, RD, PharmD, CNSC, BCNSP, Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    CE Credit: 1 hour

    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-129-L04-P

    Supported by

    Mead Johnson


    Acid Base
    Wednesday, September 9
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (1.0 Hour)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    Acid Base

    1. Diagnose major acid-base derangements
    2. Recognize compensatory mechanisms for acid-base derangements
    3. Describe the roles of buffers in acid-base balance

    Ezra Steiger, MD, FACS, FASPEN 
    Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Nutrition Support Team, Intestinal Rehab and Transplant Program, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

    Moderator: Sadie Jensen, RDN, LD, CNSC, Dietitian I/Nutrition Support, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
    CE Credit: 1 hour
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-130-L04-P

    CE Credit & Recordings:

    • CE credit cannot be claimed for missed webinars.  In order to claim CE credit, you must attend the original live webinar broadcast at the scheduled time.
    • CE Credit is calculated on a per webinar attended basis.  If you miss a webinar, you can still receive CE credit for other webinars/sessions attended.
    • Registration includes access to recordings of all sessions.  Recordings will be accessible in the eLearning Center.
    • Please note: Recordings will be provided assuming ASPEN receives permission from the speakers.  If a speaker does not grant ASPEN permission to post the recording of their individual presentation, then the recording of that presentation will not be accessible after the end of the webinar.

    Pricing Information

    Individual Registration Early-bird (by July 16) Standard (July 17 and after)
    ASPEN Member      $245.00      $265.00
    Non-Member $345.00 $365.00

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    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    All cancellation requests must be sent to the ASPEN national office by email or fax (301-587-2365) on or before the Friday before the start of the program, July 17, 2020. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will be issued less a $50.00 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax after the Friday before the start of the program, July 17, 2020. Substitutions will be accepted until the program start date, July 20, 2020.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    Click on the above link for answers to the most common program questions. If you are unable to participate in this multi-week webinar program, please consider some of the other study resources that won’t require you to be on the computer at a certain time. Recordings of the course will be available for purchase after the entire course has concluded. Please note CE credit is not available for the course recordings, only the live webinars are accredited.

    System Requirements

      Computer with internet connection
      • Windows or MAC OS
      • Supported Browsers: Firefox 52+, Chrome 58+, Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 14+, Internet Explorer 11+
      • Internet Explorer 11+ requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash plugin 
      • Javascript & Cookies enabled
      • Recommended RAM: 512MB+ 
      Mobile Support
      • Iphone 5s+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
      • Ipad 2+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
      • Android Running 4.0+ - Chrome Browser

      Accreditation Information

      Target Audience: This course is ideal for nutrition professionals such as dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and others seeking a comprehensive overview of core nutrition support topics. This course and all of its parts is designed at the intermediate learning level.

      Successful Completion: ASPEN provides continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians who attend in full each session claimed for credit, and complete the program evaluation via the ASPEN eLearning Center.

      Pharmacists, please note that ASPEN will upload earned CE credit into the CPE monitor system within the required timeframe.  Any credit not claimed by the deadline will not be entered into the CPE monitor system.  Please provide your correct NABP eprofile ID and birthday (MMDD) when completing your evaluation and claiming CE credit.  ASPEN submits only the information that is entered by the pharmacist when credit is claimed and is not responsible for following up with pharmacists to obtain any corrected information to ensure an error-free submission. Additional information about the CPE monitor is available here: http://www.nutritioncare.org/Continuing_Education/Claim_CE_Credit/Continuing_Education_Credit/    



      Joint Accreditation B&WAccreditation Statements: Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physicians
      In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

      ASPEN designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      This activity is for a maximum of 14 contact hours (14 CEUs). This is considered a knowledge activity.

      Pharmacy UANs will be listed with each individual week's topic upon finalization of the schedule.

      ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

      Dietitians
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      ASPEN Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive a maximum of 14.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program / materials. CDR level 2 (Intermediate). Dietitians may post comments on this program on [email protected]
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      Policies

      Any grievances should be addressed in writing to Director of Education and Research • ASPEN • 8401 Colesville Road • Suite 510 • Silver Spring, MD 20910. 

      Commercialism

      ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. 

      ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. ASPEN does not endorse any products. 

      No commercial support was received for this program. 

      There will be no discussion of off-label use of products. 

      Faculty and Planning Committee Members Commercial Relationship Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI)

      Provided with course materials provided to each webinar

      Special Services

      ASPEN will accommodate attendees with disabilities or special needs who participate in the online Nutrition Support Fundamentals and Review Course.  If you require special services, please contact a member of our customer service team at [email protected] or call 800-727-4567 (US and Canada) or 301-587-6315 (international).